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Better Health and Dignity for All.
Striving to enrich the physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being of people
ーwhoever they are, wherever they are and whatever their circumstancesー
and helping them to maintain their dignity as human beings.
A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
Sasakawa Health Foundation (SHF) is active in three main areas: Hansen’s disease, also known as leprosy; community health—in particular, human resource development in home-care nursing and palliative care in Japan; and public health.
Sasakawa Health Foundation (SHF) was established in 1974 with the goal of eradicating Hansen’s disease, also known as leprosy, from the world. Its co-founders were Mr. Ryoichi Sasakawa (1899-1995), the founder of The Nippon Foundation, who served as SHF’s first President, and Professor Morizo Ishidate (1901-1996), known as the father of chemotherapy for Hansen’s disease in Japan, who became SHF’s first Chair.
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